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Standing Committee on Pro Bono
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Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Mission and Goals

The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.


  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.

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